April 4, 2017:
•  Focus Stacking: A Coin Photographer’s Trick of the Trade
•  Seventy at Seventy – Lessons Learned
•  Video Illustrating $1 Million Coin Robbery
•  What will come of the stolen 200 lb. gold coin?
Focus Stacking: A Coin Photographer’s Trick of the Trade
by Phil Arnold

Catching that perfect angle for the best coin photo isn’t always easy. But there are a few tricks, and incredible image editing programs, to aid budding coin photographers on the way. This tutorial walks you through "Focus Stacking," one of those valuable tricks.

1913 50C PCGS PR68

With 627 minted and only one PCGS graded PR68, there is no question this coin is one of the very best 1913 proof halves in existence! Incredible mirrors are deep and beam from all over. Miss Liberty and every detail is pinpoint sharp in strike and has delicate frost. Find this and more.

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Seventy at Seventy – Lessons Learned
by Mike Sherman

Now that Seventy at Seventy series has concluded, it’s time to assess the study’s findings. What coins were the best investments? What groups were hits? Flops? And how, in general, should collectors approach coins as a long-term investment? Find out here.

Final Days to Bid in Legend Auctions’ April Premier Sessions

The April Premier Sessions is showing plenty of promise with a very high end 1855 $1 PCGS MS61 CAC. It has extremely clean and smooth surfaces and was last sold at $12,950 in January 2013. Don’t miss on the opportunity to bid on this coin and 151 amazing lots.

Video Illustrating $1 Million Coin Robbery
by Jaime Hernandez

The global coin community was rocked when news of the stolen 200 lb. gold coin broke. Here’s a recap of the shocking event, and a link to Huffington Post’s animated reenactment.

Top 10 Collector Coins – The Key Coins for Every Collection

Which coins are the most popular coins to start a collection? PCGS has the answer. Based on data from our website, we’ve compiled a definitive list of the top 10 Collector Coins. Chances are many of you started with the coins on this list. These are the key dates, most wanted by series collectors. See if you agree with the selections.


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What will come of the stolen 200 lb. gold coin?
  • Thieves will sell the coin (intact) to the highest bidder
  • Thieves will melt down the coin for its melt value
  • The Authorities will recover the stolen coin
  • Authorities will catch the thieves, but after the coin was melted down
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PCGS Members Only Show
April 12-15 | Las Vegas, NV

Central States Numismatic Society Annual Convention
April 26-29 | Schaumburg, IL

Public Friday
May 12 | Orange County, CA

PCGS Members Only Show
May 17-20 | New Orleans, LA

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Survey winner is Joe McCluskey. See survey page for details!
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